Marcus Nispel Takes Last Voyage of Demeter


Marcus Nispel (Friday the 13th) is in talks to direct The Last Voyage of Demeter for Phoenix Pictures with Mike Medavoy, Arnie Messer and Brad Fischer producing.

Variety says that the story, written by Bragi Schut Jr., is based on a chapter in Bram Stoker’s “Dracula” describing the arrival of the vampire count in England on a cargo ship that has crashed into the rocks at Whitby with no crew and the dead captain lashed to the steering wheel. Stoker tells the story via the captain’s log of the voyage, which begins in Bulgaria and becomes increasingly disjointed as members of the crew disappear.

Chris Bender and JC Spink are executive producing.